As a man who grew up in an urban environment that is now attending college at a fine Ivy League institution, I would like to let you know that I am not aspiring to become the controlling, manipulative and reckless psychopath that you continue to depict such men of color in your films.
For the life of me, I just can't get the ending to Tyler Perry's Temptation out of my head. It's become an unhealthy obsession. Please understand: I don't dislike Tyler Perry. But I dislike the ending to Tyler Perry's Temptation very much. So let's go ahead and spoil it.
While Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection brought in $25 million for its opening weekend and resurrected Perry's legion of loyal fans, it also drew what have quickly become the typical Perry critiques--he's an amateur, he lacks cinematic skill and is reinforcing racial stereotypes.
Tyler Perry has been hit with the kind of haterology only reserved for a black man who was able to stealthily rise to become the highest paid man in all of Hollywood. Not the highest paid black man... the highest paid man, period.